A Time to Celebrate: Welcome Chancellor Martin!


“Students, faculty, and staff from around the globe are welcome at Washington University with open arms. They are valued and celebrated as members of our thriving community, and they play a vital role in making the university the exceptional institution it is today. International students, faculty, and staff bring backgrounds and perspectives that enrich our dialogues on campus, and their presence helps all members of our community become productive members and leaders of a rapidly changing and global society.” – Chancellor Andrew D. Martin in a recent blog post about the intrinsic value of our international community.

On October 3, WashU will experience a unique and special event, as we celebrate the inauguration of Andrew D. Martin as our new Chancellor. Chancellor Martin will be the 15th Chancellor in WashU’s 165 year history.

From Student to Chancellor

Chancellor Martin graduated with his Political Science Doctorate from Washington University in 1998. He then served 14 years as a faculty member in various leadership roles such as Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law to Vice Dean of the School of Law.

It’s a university chancellor’s responsibility to lead the university and work towards achieving its educational goals, as well as, planning the budget, managing resources, and policy-making within the university. Thus, in his current role, Chancellor Martin will be the chief executive officer of the university, manage the university’s operating budget, and lead over 16,000 faculty and staff and 15,000 students.

Join the Celebration!

The inauguration day will be a full day celebration! So be sure to catch the symposium, ceremony, and more.

See the full schedule of events here: https://inauguration.wustl.edu/inauguration-events/

Written by: Alayna Hutchinson, International Student Advisor